African Theology and Religions

This course focuses on the historical and contemporary contexts of Christian theological formation in Africa.


With the broad expansion of Christianity in Africa, the African Church and African theology should be understood by us all. This course examines Christian theological formation in Africa against the background of African cultures and religions, and in light of its contemporary context. Also considered are how to study and understand Africa, and the factors that led to the debate on Christian theologizing in Africa. Throughout the course, descriptions and analyses of African religions are provided.

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Study Guide
  1. Appreciate the continent of Africa as Christianity’s most fertile soil.
  2. Comprehend the major issues in the study of African religions.
  3. Sketch the history and development of African Christian theology.
  4. Examine specific African proposals for African theology.
  5. Ascertain what lessons can be learned from Africa by the rest of the worldwide Christian Church.
  • The lectures seemed a bit lengthy but held volumes of appropriate information.  

    — George mensah, United States (US)
  • The theories so full in this course are so fascinating. I have learnt a lot and have been blessed. Glory to God and thanks to you.

    — Stephen, United States (US)
  • Very happy that I started this course.

    — Rosemary, United States (US)
  • Excellent course

    — Kevin, United States (US)

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Course Details

  • 24 Lessons
  • 25 Activities
  • 1 Assessment
  • 28 Min Average
  • 22 Hrs Minimum
  • Course Award

Course Resources


Tite Tiénou, PhD